Opinion

Editorial: Who wins when women paid less?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Many of us can remember that first professional job we landed out of college. There were over 100 applicants, they said, and they were looking for someone who could speak, in addition to English, two other languages close to fluently, and was well-traveled. Your first task? Making coffee and serving it to everyone in the office. If that sounds remotely familiar to you, you are probably a woman. It sounds … 0

Letter: ‘It truly takes a village’

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: Sincere appreciation and thank you to all contributing to the success of the Spring Fling dinner dance and silent auction, which raised $5,000 for restoration of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. Especially, to the sponsors underwriting the event: Monadnock Paper Mill, Francestown Village Store, Charles and Sarah Pyle, David Avery, MBA CFP, NH Historic Window and Sash, DH Hardwick … 0

Letter: Ski resort makes it all possible

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: It’s safe to say that this winter and ski season is behind us, but not without first acknowledging another successful accessible ski and ride season in the Monadnock region. Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center’s Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS) program has partnered with Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride for the past nine years. We become more grateful and appreciative for our … 0

Letter: Giving thanks to our volunteers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: This National Volunteer Week, April 6 to 12, Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center celebrated our dedicated volunteers, the people who are the essence of all we do. Every day you make a difference and we thank you! Monadnock RSVP has over 300 registered volunteers from all … 0

Viewpoint: Gregg’s position flawed

Friday, April 18, 2014

I was among those privileged to attend the inaugural Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse last week. Senator Gregg was the perfect choice to kick off what is sure to become a landmark series going forward. Monadnock Center Executive Director Michelle Stahl, Joni Doherty of Franklin Pierce University, … 0

Letter: Response to global warming viewpoints

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you for including the page on global warming. The differences in viewpoints are a mixed bag that may well represent widely shared opinions. Eric Blackmer makes an excellent presentation on the realities of global warming. Evidently he shares the viewpoint of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … 0

Viewpoint: Judd Gregg is wrong about Citizens United

Friday, April 18, 2014

I just returned from the inaugural Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, and it was time well and civilly spent. I have always appreciated how Judd Gregg can bring disparate views into clear focus. Even though I am a Democrat, I have trusted Judd Gregg to be almost … 0

Letter: Who represents us in county affairs?

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: A group of local concerned citizens is noticing changes from county to regional demarcation. It appears present-day elected officials are ceding authority to non-elected bureaucrats. Result: We the citizens soon will have no voice in issues affecting our lives. Zoning changes for example. As power … 0

Letter: Vision Forum was successful

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: We want to thank all the Vision Forum Planning Committee members: Tyler Ward, Swift Corwin, Hope and Bob Petegrew, Rick Hance, John Trautwein, Ivy Vann, James Kelly, Allan Zeller, Roland Patten, Bonnie Fecowicz, Audrey White, Laura Hanson, Laura Gingras, and town staff: Pete Throop, Laura … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Pulling Together’ — against the invaders among us

Friday, April 18, 2014

Well over a decade ago, the Peterborough Conservation Commission donated the two Norway maple trees planted in front of the police station on Grove Street. That was before we learned about invasive plant species and the toll they … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Our true genius is for compromise’

Friday, April 18, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of attending Senator Judd Gregg’s presentation last Tuesday night at the inaugural Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse. Like many citizens, we are both disappointed by the uncivil nature of not only national, but local politics as well. Senator Gregg rightly … 0

Viewpoint: Is laughter the best medicine?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Words can unite us or divide us. So can images. Even silence can be golden or deafening. Likewise, humor is a double-edged sword that can be used either to attack or to disarm one’s adversaries. Can humor play … 0

Editorial: Local Earth Day efforts effective

Monday, April 21, 2014

Forty-four years ago today, with quite a bit of fanfare, environmental activists throughout the country held the first Earth Day celebrations. The brainchild of Sen. Gaylord Nelson — a Wisconsin Democrat and environmentalist inspired by the anti-war movement of the Vietnam era — the first national Earth Day … 0